UNT received a $355,102 grant from the U.S. Department of Education to extend its Student Support Services Program through 2015.
The Student Support Services Program is one of six TRiO programs offered at UNT. TRiO is a series of programs created by Congress in 1965 to help low-income Americans enter college, graduate and move on to participate more fully in America's economic and social life. The Student Support Services Program began in 1985. It was the second TRiO program to launch at UNT.
Students must be low income, first generation or have a physical or learning disability to participate in the Student Support Services Program. UNT's program provides academic support, social engagement and cultural enrichment programs to approximately 250 students. The participants have access to one-on-one tutoring, skill building workshops, and social and cultural events.
"The UNT Student Support Services Program works with the Emerald Eagle Scholars Program, the Student Money Management Center, the Career Center and a number of other campus entities to ensure that students are taking advantage of all the resources that UNT has to offer," says Lethia White, assistant director of student support services. "Taking advantage of these resources really helps these students grow and get ahead of the game."
Student Support Services grants are competitive and schools must submit a proposal every five years to receive new funding.
Alyssa Yancey with UNT News Service can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.